10 Best Things to Do in Kuching in 2020 (153 Reviews)

Though just a small city in Sarawak, Kuching is the pride of Malaysia. Perched on the island of Borneo, this bustling city boasts of a magnificent intermingling of histories and cultures. Bursting with diversity, and full of pomp and splendour, Kuching nevertheless manages to retain a graceful and calm vibe. Modern high-rise towers stand proudly next to ancient colonial structures thus bringing together the past and the present harmoniously. A musical mixture of languages confronts the ear in the streets where blithe tongues speak Cantonese, Teochew, Hainanese, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamilian, English all together, thus revealing a global world encased in Kuching. The city in itself is full of wonderful sights and sounds that enchant tourists. One of the best things to do in Kuching is to visit it's interesting museums that are open to tourists all year round. Here one can experience not just the history of the city but also its culture and its sense of humour. The quirky Kuching Cat Museum, a museum dedicated to cats, who share a link to the city’s name, is a fun place to immerse yourself in cultural humour while the Sarawak State Museum and the Chinese History Museum reveal the brilliant past of Kuching. The Sarawak Cultural Village is also a great attraction for those who want to understand the cultural twists and turns that have led to the diversity of Kuching’s present-day society. Apart from the other museums that also populate the city, tourists can also revel in the topsy-turvy world of the Upside Down House, and enjoy the serenity of the Tua Pek Kong Temple.

Natural wonders enrich the city’s landscape and the many natural parks in Kuching are a great way to escape from the modern rush of the roads. Santubong National Park, Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Matang Wildlife Centre, Kubah National Park, Kuching Wetlands National Park, and Bako National Park are wonderful locations full of nature’s glory. Brilliant coastlines, rugged terrains, and awe-inspiring treks make up these natural parks while the hike up Mount Santubong reveals some of the most breathtaking sights in Malaysia. With the best things to do in Kuching a vacation here is a rewarding experience that will fill you with wonderful memories for life.

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Day Tour to Semenggoh Orangutan Center in Kuching Featured
Day Tour to Semenggoh Orangutan Center in Kuching

5H

Kuching

About the Activity: Embark on an exciting day tour to Semenggoh Orangutan Center in Kuching. Get picked up from your hotel in Kuching at around 08:15 AM, and depart for the Orangutan center in provided transport, which is 24 kilometers from the center of Kuching. This orangutan rehabilitation center trains orphaned or rescued orangutans how to survive in the wild.Over 20 orangutans live in forest within the nature reserve and often return to the center at feeding times. Upon arrival head to the feeding area to watch the orangutans come down from the trees for a free meal. The feeding process to Orangutans takes place at around 11.30 AM.At around 1.30 PM end your amazing tour and get dropped off to your respective hotels in Kuching.
Very Good

30 Ratings

3.0

30 Ratings

Starting from

INR 1,923

Peraya Homestay Adventure in Kuching
Peraya Homestay Adventure in Kuching

3D/2N

Kuching

About the activity: Get the chance to stay at one of Malaysia's most beautiful Borneo Rainforest; the Peraya Villa Homestays on your next holiday here.Get picked up from hotel in Kuching at around 8 AM and get transferred to Peraya villa via local transport.After reaching get introduced to the host family and tour around the village by the local guide to know the history of the village.Tour the village and post lunch, indulge in jungle trekking through the beautiful rain-forest, visiting the ancients head house and continue to visit waterfall.Back in the late evening, have a relaxing dinner and settle for the night.On the second day, enjoy a lip-smacking breakfast and explore the Borneo Rain-forest and also get a chance to engage in some adventure sports as well. Indulge in a bamboo raft or traditional kayak, paddling through class I and II waterDuring rafting, acquaint yourself with the secrets of river and also know about its history, and fish spawning habits.On the third day, after the lip-smacking breakfast, participate in agro farming of pepper, rubber and cocoa and also indulge in small mountain trekkingGet to peek into river fish feeding activities and get a glimpse of the ways of the wild in the different parks that you will see here. Have a delicious lunch in the afternoon.Aftermath, head back to the beautiful Kuching city by getting dropped of to your hotel.
Very Good

35 Ratings

3.0

35 Ratings

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INR 16,019

INR 14,417

Camp and Stay at Peraya Homestay in Malaysia
Camp and Stay at Peraya Homestay in Malaysia

3D/2N

Kuching

About the Activity: Invoke in this 3 days camping at Peraya Homestay,and get a chance to experience the rain-forest by night among many other activities that will pique your interest here.Start you tour after getting picked up from your hotel in the morning (approx. 08:30 AM) and reach the tour locality - Peraya Homestay. Trek in the late evening for night bamboo rafting safari and stay overnight in the jungle camp and the Bidayuh tribe will share their legend of culture, taboos, and tradition. Engage in rafting, after you reach the Borneo Rain-forest and then embark on a jungle trekking with other sports that can make your stay here exciting experience.Enjoy some mouth watering meals while staying here. Learn from local folks the skillful arts of cooking in bamboo which still hold a story in the tribe. End your tour by returning back to the Peraya homestay and get transferred to the Kuching city. 
Superb

27 Ratings

4.0

27 Ratings

Starting from

INR 22,427

Remote Adventure Trip in the Heartland of Borneo
Remote Adventure Trip in the Heartland of Borneo

5D/4N

Kuching

About the Activity: Invoke in this amazing trek that provides you a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.Start this exciting tour after getting picked up from Kuching and then visit the Semenggoh for a warming up session.Continue the journey overland to Batang Ai Boat jetty which will take around 4 hours. Proceed through longboats to Jingin, an Iban settlement  and check into the longhouse for the night.Next day, start trekking to Tuchong Janang, the highest point in the Batang Ai and Jingin, trek for around 5 hours while witnessing the amazing wildlife of this region.Continue trekking to Serigi for around 5-6 hours and enjoy night fishing followed by a delicious dinner.Delight in a jungle walk or a swim in the river and the return to the longhouse. Get acquainted with the Iban people and enjoy the cultural performances.Next day after a wonderful breakfast get transferred to the Kuching Airport or your home in the city.
Very Good

24 Ratings

3.0

24 Ratings

Starting from

INR 41,650

Day Trip to Satang Island
Day Trip to Satang Island

8H

Kuching

About the Activity:Begin this enthralling trip by getting picked up from your hotel in Kuching at around 8.30 AM and drive for about 45 mins in the direction of Damai beach.Board a small boat and start your cruise at the mouth of the Santubong & Salak Rivers. There is a chance to spot the elusive and rare Irrawaddy dolphin, which is quite common in this area. Aftermath head out to the South China Sea for Satang Island. This island is part of the Talang-Satang National Park and is a turtle nesting ground. Green Turtles and the rare Hawksbill Turtles lay their eggs on Satang Island. In the afternoon at around 1.30 PM enjoy a delicious packed lunch.Continue your journey and witness turtle hatchery and get an idea of conservation work being done to help these highly endangered sea creatures.Once done, you can just relax on the white and beautiful sands of the beach or can indulge in the snorkeling activity and behold the beautiful marine lifeAt around 4.30 PM, head back to Kuching. En route you will have a chance to spot birds at Tukong Ara Island, a protected islet that is a breeding colony for various species of terns. 
Superb

37 Ratings

4.0

37 Ratings

Starting from

INR 9,003

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